Practitioners-in-Residence

The Institute’s Practitioners-in-Residence Program is one of our signature offerings to connect atrocity prevention practitioners with the Binghamton University community.

This highly popular program brings active atrocity prevention practitioners, drawn from a broad range of non-governmental organizations as well as national and international institutions, to Binghamton for a weeklong stay.

During their residency, Practitioners in Residence:

  • Meet with faculty, students, staff and university administrators to share their experiences, the work of their agencies, and their views on the prospects for improving atrocity prevention, with a particular focus on enhancing and strengthening collaborations between practitioners and the academic community;
  • Visit multiple classes to share their experiences with both undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Engage with the campus and broader area community with a public presentation on a prevention-related topic of their choice.

In choosing practitioners to invite, the co-directors look for as broad a range as possible of different approaches, backgrounds, experiences, career trajectories, and global regions.

  • This gives GMAP students a chance for direct and personal encounters with professionals across the full range of contemporary prevention work.
  • It also gives the Institute a valuable opportunity to continue to build and expand its international network of NGO and government partnerships.
  • Additionally, the practitioners come from organizations that will be prime locations for the MS in GMAP student field placements and/or future employment.

A quick review of the practitioners who have visited campus in the past and a look at those coming this academic year, provides a great look at the range and depth of experience of our campus visitors.


Opportunities to Support the Work of I-GMAP

If you value the work of the Institute, we welcome your support to expand our capacity. If you or anyone you know might be interested and able to support one of these initiatives, we would love to talk with you more. 

To learn more about donating to I-GMAP, please visit Support I-GMAP.

If you are interested in supporting our Practitioner-in-Residence program, we have two exciting proposals for expanding and enriching this marquee activity of the Institute: 

  1. We want to ensure that we are able to include representatives from the Global South and not be limited to individuals who working in or are traveling for other reasons to the United States;
  2. In coordination with the Auschwitz Institute (AIPR), we would like to support a semester-long Lemkin Fellowship at Binghamton University to deepen the practitioner-scholar-student connection beyond what the short-term practitioner-in-residence program can provide.